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The Private Life of Doctor Crippen

2.8 of 5 stars 2.80  ·  rating details  ·  5 ratings  ·  1 review
Doctor Crippen’s murder of his wife, aided and abetted by his mistress Ethel Le Neve, ranks among one of the most notorious crimes of the twentieth century and has earned Crippen a place in the gruesome Chamber of Horrors. Here, Richard Gordon skillfully recreates the chilling atmosphere of the murder—the remains found under the cellar floor, the head still missing to this ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published May 30th 2001 by House of Stratus (first published January 1st 2001)
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Having read a several historical fiction works this year, I found this book very different. It primarily focuses on the characters of the Becketts, who were unlikely associates of the Crippens. As such, it explored more of the ancillary tangents of TB, the furtive development of penicillin, sanitariums, British politics and public health, than the Crippen cellar murder itself.

If you're looking for a book strictly about the Crippen cellar murders, or even the private life of Dr. Crippen, this is
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Richard Gordon is the pen name used by Gordon Ostlere (born Gordon Stanley Ostlere on September 15, 1921), an English surgeon and anaesthetist. As Richard Gordon, Ostlere has written several novels, screenplays for film and television and accounts of popular history, mostly dealing with the practice of medicine. He is most famous for a long series of comic novels on a medical theme starting with D ...more
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